Ticks are small parasites that are usually found in low-lying brush or wooded areas. Pets are normally infected by walking through these areas and brushing up against the tick. Once on the animal, the tick will bury or embed its head in your pets’ skin and feed on blood. It then slowly becomes engorged with blood and enlarges in size.
There are two groups of ticks: hard and soft shelled, but all are visible to the naked eye on our pets. Be sure to check your pets when returning from wooded areas by running your hand over their skin. Sites most commonly affected on our pets is where grooming is difficult: head, neck legs and between the toes. Removal is important as ticks can transfer disease to animals and humans including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Products are available to treat and protect your pet.